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NEWS : NSNA Continued from Page 5

A Message from Hawai ’ i Student Nurses ’ Association

NEWS : NATIONAL

For the 19 th Consecutive Year , Nurses Rank as Most Honest , Ethical Profession On December 22 , 2020 , Gallup News announced that for the 19 th consecutive year , Americans ranked nurses as having the highest level of honesty and ethical standards among a diverse list of professions . Currently , a record of 89 % of Americans rated the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as “ very high ” or “ high ,” four percentage points greater than last year .
Nurses taking the top spot in Gallup ’ s most recent poll comes as nurses work tirelessly on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and as ANA celebrated the “ Year of the Nurse ” in 2020 , which was designated by the World Health Organization ( WHO ) in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale .
“ Nurses have been tested in every way imaginable during 2020 ,” said Ernest Grant , PhD , RN , FAAN , president of the American Nurses Association . “ The world watched as nurses lost numerous patients and colleagues to a highly communicable , deadly virus while trying to protect and preserve their communities with limited resources and support . Therefore , nurses are undoubtedly deserving of the public ’ s unwavering trust .”
Gallup has measured the public ’ s views of the honesty and ethical standards of a variety of professions since 1976 . Nurses have surpassed all other professions every year , but one , since they were added to the Gallup list in 1999 . To read more , visit https :// news . gallup . com / poll / 328136 / ethics-ratings-rise-medical-workers-teachers . aspx .
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